In areas where distilling alcohol is legal for personal consumption, it is important to know the basics of how to safely operate your own still.
Even if you do not personally consume alcohol, in emergency preparedness or survivalist situations, bartering alcohol can help you receive much-needed commodities, such as flour, meat and sugar.
Distilling alcohol is considered a type of DIY biofuel. These guides explain how to make a still in simple, layman’s terms.
Discover the answers to questions such as:
• What basic materials do I need to make my own still?
• How can I sterilize my equipment?
• What chemical mixtures do stills use?
• What do I need to know about the distillation process?
• What is starch converted into sugar?
• What is a good mash recipe?
• How can I filter liquor?
• How many types of stills are used to make moonshine?
And much more!
Ultimate Survival Skills’ website offers an abundance of DIY biofuel information, including books, charts, diagrams and graphs about stills. The Distillation of Spirits dates back to 2000 and is a very basic seven-step resource that explains the making moonshine process – from fermentation to consumption.
The 94-page resource Mother Earth Alcohol Fuel explains how to convert basic farm ingredients, such as corn, into ethyl alcohol, which is another valuable trading commodity in emergencies.
The toxicity of not preparing a still properly is also highlighted. Safety is highly encouraged and the benefits of practicing safely are explained in great detail, including the effects of ingestion, inhalation, skin contact and methanol’s highly flammable properties. When not distilled and handled properly, methanol is a dangerous poison and poses a number of hazards.
Learn more today and become familiar with the benefits of making your own moonshine!
This 94-page guide explains alcohol fuel production, including how this resourceful fuel is extremely simple to make. Learn what types of farm crops can be made into alcohol.
The basic principles of distillation of spirits are simple; this guide serves as an introduction to the different types of stills, including the necessary materials and equipment to build your own.
This highly informative resource explains the hazards of methanol. You will learn the negative effects this chemical poison has on the human body, including its toxicity.
This informative guide is written by a high school science teacher and explains the basic materials needed to make your own still, including how to make moonshine and homebrew.
This very basic, super simple making moonshine resource provides step-by-step instructions about how to make your own 100 proof moonshine, including converting starch into sugar, making mash and how to filter the final product.
This eight-page resource explains the basic scientific principles of distillation. Excellent as a bartering tool for survival situations, knowing how to make a still can be a valuable commodity.
This resourceful guide teaches a basic, yet simple distillation method, including how to make your own moonshine and homemade brews in the comfort of your own home.